Holiday weather forecasts are lies

As Stuff highlights, the weather forecast for Christmas is good, but it turns out the actual result frequently doesn’t match the forecast.

The weather forecasting professionals have a bit of an open dirty secret: ?around the major holidays, they lie.

In the past, accurate forecasts that predict less than ideal weather has seriously affected the tourism business. ? Guest nights are down and tourist attractions will have a lot less visitors as people discount going outside due to the predicted bad weather.

So these days, you will find that the long and medium range forecasts that precede the holiday breaks are always a ‘best case scenario’. ?It’s only really the day before that Metservice et all stop putting lipstick on the pig and tell you what’s really coming your way.

 

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